If you have a Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement reporting wages for Massachusetts and another state, these wages may duplicate on the Massachusetts return. If this is the case, you will need to make an adjustment on the Massachusetts return.
On Line 3 of Form 1, report total state wages and allocated tips from Form(s) W-2. Income earned by a Massachusetts resident in another state is subject to taxation in Massachusetts. Generally, your total wages and allocated tips will be the same amount reported on your Federal 1040, Line 1.
To enter or edit Form W-2:
Once you have entered the state wages, you will need to make the adjustment on the Massachusetts return.
Note. If a wage adjustment is made on the Massachusetts return, you will not be able to e-file your Massachusetts return. This is a Massachusetts state guideline, not a TaxAct limitation.
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